Classrooms and Teaching Spaces

Classroom(s)

  • Use this section of the form to record findings for each of the classrooms you inspect.

  • Add a classroom to the inspection schedule

  • Classroom
  • Class name

  • Room type

  • Reason for auditing this room

  • Nature of incident

Moving around the room

  • Turn on guidance

  • Check the entrance(s) to the room. Does the door open freely? Is the route to and from the door free from obstructions on both sides?

    Is there enough space in the room for staff and pupils to move easily around the space?

    Are there any slip or trip hazards? Look for uneven floors, worn carpet, trailing cables etc.

  • Entrance / exit routes

  • Obstacles

  • Slip / trip hazards

Fabric of the room

  • Turn on guidance

  • Make sure the door is in good condition and that the handle, lock and auto closer work.

    Check the windows are in door condition and can be opened/closed easily. Are any restrictors functioning correctly?

    Check condition of walls and ceilings. Note where plaster is coming loose. Are ceiling tiles in good condition?

    Examine heating pipes and radiators to make sure that children are unlikely to scald themselves or to get hands stuck behind them.

    Are the lights all working? Are the switches and sockets safe?

    Is there any known asbestos in the room? Is it in a safe condition still? Has anyone punctured the walls, ceiling or floor without testing for asbestos?

  • Door(s)

  • Windows

  • Walls / ceilings

  • Radiators / heating pipes

  • Lights

  • Fixed furniture

Portable items

  • Turn on guidance

  • Check condition of furniture and equipment in the room. Ensure there are no sharp edges protruding and that all furniture is stable and in good condition.

    Check that equipment in the room is well maintained and has been tested. If uncertain / testing records are not present, then flag for maintenance by qualified staff.

    Make sure extension reels (if in use) are not being used in a wound up condition

  • Pupil desks

  • Pupil chairs

  • Teacher desk

  • Teacher chair

  • Other furniture

  • Equipment (non electrical)

  • Electrical equipment

Housekeeping

  • Turn on guidance

  • Consider how the room is being looked after. Are there any hazardous substances left unsecured in the room? Are there any unlabelled containers present?

    If items are stored at height, co sider the risk posed to those who have to life them up / down. Are appropriate arrangements in place?

    If there is a storeroom or stock cupboard, is it well lit? Are materials in freestanding cupboards and cabinets stacked in such a way as they may fall out when the cupboard is accessed?

    Assess the standard of cleanliness in the room.

  • Are any hazardous substances left out in the room?

  • Is anything stored at height in the room? Enter details.

  • Can those items be accessed safely?

  • Action required:

  • Is the room generally tidy?

  • What action is needed?

  • Is the room generally clean?

  • What action is needed?

  • Fire Action Notice present?

Cloakrooms and toilets

  • Turn guidance on

  • Consider how the toilets are being maintained? Assess the standard of cleanliness in the room.

    Check the flooring and walls for evidence of wear and tear, looking for damage to paintwork and piping.

    Are there any hazardous substances left unsecured in the room? Are there any unlabelled containers present?

    Consider any maintenance issues for the cloakroom area. Check pegs and storage areas for damage.

  • Are the toilets clean, tidy and in good working order

  • What are the issues?

  • Add media

  • Are any hazardous substances left out in the room?

  • Is the cloakroom area clean and tidy and free of hazards?

  • What are the issues?

  • Add media

Offices

Office(s)

  • Use this section of the form to record findings for each of the offices you inspect.

  • Add an office to the inspection schedule

  • Office
  • Who's office is this?

  • Room type

  • Reason for auditing this room

  • Nature of incident

Moving around the room

  • Turn on guidance

  • Check the entrance(s) to the room. Does the door open freely? Is the route to and from the door free from obstructions on both sides?

    Is there enough space in the room for staff and pupils to move easily around the space?

    Are there any slip or trip hazards? Look for uneven floors, worn carpet, trailing cables etc.

  • Entrance / exit routes

  • Obstacles

  • Slip / trip hazards

Fabric of the room

  • Turn on guidance

  • Make sure the door is in good condition and that the handle, lock and auto closer work.

    Check the windows are in door condition and can be opened/closed easily. Are any restrictors functioning correctly?

    Check condition of walls and ceilings. Note where plaster is coming loose. Are ceiling tiles in good condition?

    Examine heating pipes and radiators to make sure that children are unlikely to scald themselves or to get hands stuck behind them.

    Are the lights all working? Are the switches and sockets safe?

    Is there any known asbestos in the room? Is it in a safe condition still? Has anyone punctured the walls, ceiling or floor without testing for asbestos?

  • Door(s)

  • Windows

  • Walls / ceilings

  • Radiators / heating pipes

  • Lights

  • Fixed furniture

Portable items

  • Turn on guidance

  • Check condition of furniture and equipment in the room. Ensure there are no sharp edges protruding and that all furniture is stable and in good condition.

    Check that equipment in the room is well maintained and has been tested. If uncertain / testing records are not present, then flag for maintenance by qualified staff.

    Make sure extension reels (if in use) are not being used in a wound up condition

  • Desk(s)

  • Chair(s)

  • Other furniture

  • Equipment (non electrical)

  • Electrical equipment

  • Have electrical devices been PAT tested in last 2 years?

  • If devices are not PAT tested, then you must select Unsafe above

Housekeeping

  • Turn on guidance

  • Consider how the room is being looked after. Are there any hazardous substances left unsecured in the room? Are there any unlabelled containers present?

    If items are stored at height, co sider the risk posed to those who have to life them up / down. Are appropriate arrangements in place?

    If there is a storeroom or stock cupboard, is it well lit? Are materials in freestanding cupboards and cabinets stacked in such a way as they may fall out when the cupboard is accessed?

    Assess the standard of cleanliness in the room.

  • Are any hazardous substances left out in the room?

  • Is anything stored at height in the room? Enter details.

  • Can those items be accessed safely?

  • Action required:

  • Is the room generally tidy?

  • What action is needed?

  • Is the room generally clean?

  • What action is needed?

  • Is a Fire Action Notice displayed?

Other areas

Hall

  • Add media

Dining Room

  • Add media

Staff Room

  • Add media

Children's Centre

  • Add media

Approval of H&S Inspection

  • We agree that this report is an accurate record of the Health & Safety inspection that was undertaken on the date and time stated.

  • Headteacher

  • Governing Body Representative

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